Let me start by saying the Aqua Beach is initially very impressive. Our first room (I'll get to why there was a "first room" in just a second) was ocean-front and was beautiful. The first thing I noticed was that it smelled very clean. It didn't have that typical musty shore hotel smell. The room also seemed pristine. As a person who travels with Lysol spray and wipes, I didn't even feel the need to start off with my OCD routine of spraying down the bathroom and the remote controls, etc. I unpacked and my family and I went to dinner. It wasn't until we were ready to go to bed that we realized there were some unwelcomed *critters* in the beds. I'll just say they were NOT bedbugs, and easily remedied I'm sure, but still made us feel the need to swtich rooms none the less.
The staff was EXTREMELY accomodating. We were given a new room, no further questions asked (my husband found it a bit disconcerting just HOW easily they gave us a new room)...and we were upgraded to a suite, which was much larger but not an ocean-front, which was a little disappointing but none of us really minded.
The new room was immaculate. Again, no musty smells (even though the air conditioner was off and the room was warm when we entered) and not one critter to be found (and believe me, I looked). The thing is though, the initial experience with the first room tainted our whole experience. None of us slept well, we all seemed to have an unnecessary perpetual feeling of being itchy (believe me, I checked us head to toe multiple times). It's a shame that we didn't have that suite from the start otherwise this review would be 5 stars across the board but I have to be honest.
The rooftop cabana hammock area was just beautiful and perfect to enjoy the sunset. The hotel was steps from the beginning of the boardwalk. I'd like to say I'd stay there again but I don't think I could. And I don't know that I could recommend it either. I truly hope my experience was just an isolated incident.
- Also Known As:
- Aqua Beach Hotel Wildwood Crest
- Aqua Beach Wildwood Crest Nj
- Aqua Beach Resort Wildwood